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Breakthrough Drug Extensively Evaluated by UCLA Scientist Approved as Alternative to Chemotherapy for People with Advanced Lung Cancer


Pembrolizumab, an immunotherapy drug that was extensively evaluated by UCLA cancer researcher Dr. Edward Garon, has been approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration as first-line treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The first-line...
25-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Surgical Repair of Phrenic Nerve Injury Improves Breathing

A study led by UCLA researchers found that in people with breathing difficulties caused by phrenic nerve injury surgical reconstruction of the nerve can lead to significant improvement in breathing and an increase in regular physical activities.
24-Oct-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Are Hot Flashes Genetic?


Researchers may have found a clue to why some women experience hot flashes or night sweats and others don’t: gene variants affecting a brain receptor regulating estrogen release and is present across all ethnicities. It appears that women who have...
14-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Coronary artery disease tests prompt patients toward healthier habits

Undergoing a computer tomographic angiography was a better motivator to get people with suspected coronary artery disease to adopt healthier lifestyle practices than an exercise electrocardiography and stress test.
13-Oct-2016 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Physician-Scientists Receive Harry Winston Fellowships for Pediatric Research


The Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA announces the 2016-2017 recipients of the Harry Winston Fellowships.
13-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA Health Prepares to ‘Light the Night’ at Evening Walk to Benefit Blood-Cancer Research, Patients

Seven-year-old Rey Ahumada should be jumping and playing outside like most other children his age. Instead, he’s fighting leukemia and “stuck in a bubble,” says his mom, an admissions clerk at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. “That word,...
11-Oct-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Treating Persistent Depression in Older Adults


UCLA and four other institutions have been awarded a $13.9 million grant to evaluate treatment strategies for older adults with depression who have not responded to medications.
4-Oct-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA Lung Transplant Program Performs Landmark 1000th Surgery


The UCLA Lung Transplant program performed its 1,000th transplant surgery in mid-September, becoming the first program on the West Coast, and one of only seven centers nationwide, to achieve this milestone.
3-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Queen Latifah and UCLA Cardiologist Discuss Why Heart Failure Is a Family Affair


Queen Latifah and UCLA cardiologist Dr. Karol Watson discuss what patients and their caregivers need to know about living with heart failure.
25-Oct-2016 2:05 PM EDT

UCLA's Dr. Michael Ong Can Comment on How Laws, Cigarette Taxes Can Curb Cancer Deaths


24-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT

UCLA expert is available for interviews about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new STD statistics


19-Oct-2016 7:05 PM EDT

Tips for Coping with Stress, Interpersonal Tension in a Contentious Presidential Race


A UCLA psychiatrist weighs in on steps we can take to keep our calm – and our friends and family – in this highly charged political climate.
17-Oct-2016 3:10 PM EDT

UCLA Experts Are Available for Interviews About Opioid-Related Topics


UCLA experts are available for interviews about opioid-related topics
3-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT

UCLA Health Experts Advisory for October


UCLA Health experts are available to discuss a wide variety of topics of interest for the month of October.
26-Sep-2016 7:05 PM EDT

Tips for Living a Heart Healthy Lifestyle


Recommendations to move at least 30 minutes a day have made recent headlines, but living a heart healthy lifestyle incorporates other factors too. UCLA Health offers these tips.
7-Sep-2016 3:05 PM EDT

UCLA Experts Are Available for Interviews About Marijuana-Related Topics


UCLA experts are available for interviews about marijuana-related topics
26-Aug-2016 3:55 PM EDT

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